"Girls are the future mothers of our society, and it is important that we focus on their well-being."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Miriam Makeba on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Miriam Makeba on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Miriam Makeba on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Miriam Makeba on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Miriam Makeba on William Shakespeare
"Age is getting to know all the ways the world turns, so that if you cannot turn the world the way you want, you can at least get out of the way so you won't get run over."
"Which goes to show you, you can make all the laws you want, but you cannot change people's ways. If you must change them, you have to understand that it will take a long time."
"In the mind, in the heart, I was always home. I always imagined, really, going back home."
"And why is our music called world music? I think people are being polite. What they want to say is that it's third world music. Like they use to call us under developed countries, now it has changed to developing countries, it's much more polite."
"It's a really unfair world because life is, where I am all day long we listen to American music. So I don't see why the radios in the U.S. cannot even put aside one hour a day just to play music that is not American."